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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Troubleshooting OpenStack Authentication

OpenStack Authentication Service (Keystone) is a complex service, as it has to deal with underpinning the authentication and authorization for the complete cloud environment. Common problems include misconfigured endpoints, incorrect parameters being stored, and general user authentication issues, which involve resetting passwords or providing further details to the end user.

Getting ready

Administrator access is required to troubleshoot Keystone, so we first configure our environment, so that we can simply execute the relevant Keystone commands.

# Administrator Credentialsexport OS_USERNAME=adminexport OS_PASSWORD=openstack
export OS_AUTH_URL=http://172.16.0.1:5000/v2.0
export OS_TENANT_NAME=cookbook

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